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Poster: Brad Leblanc Date: Feb 11, 2005 1:54am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Discuss: Evaluation Time for LMA Deriver (mp3, ogg generator)

I can see MP3, but doe OGG for example, generate enough usage to make it worthwhile?

One thing worth mentioning is that Ogg Vorbis is an open source, patent-free project.

http://www.vorbis.com/

MP3, on the other hand, is proprietary and usage is governed by a license.

http://www.mp3licensing.com/royalty/software.html

(the fees are for software development using the format, not end user playback)

This post was modified by Brad Leblanc on 2005-02-11 09:54:22

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Poster: J.B. Nicholson Date: Feb 12, 2005 2:35am
Forum: etree Subject: Unencumbered codec support is important.

This point is very important for me because I run a free software system with nothing but free software installed on it. I like to preview with a smaller lossy file and then get the FLAC afterwards. Using unencumbered codecs (Vorbis, FLAC, even Speex support would be nice) makes this possible in a way everyone can use.